Quotes from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo ·  200 pages

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“Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Once there was a princess who was very beautiful. She shone bright as the stars on a moonless night. But what difference did it make that she was beautiful? None. No difference."
Why did it make no difference?" asked Abilene.
Because," said Pellegrina, "She was a princess who loved no one and cared nothing for love, even though there were many who loved her.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Edward knew what it was like to say over and over again the names of those you had left behind. He knew what it was like to miss someone. And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still. (page 103)”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Perhaps," said the man, "you would like to be lost with us. I have found it much more agreeable to be lost in the company of others.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane



“I have been loved, Edward told the stars. So? said the stars. What difference does that make when you are all alone now?”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Look at me, he said to her. His arms and legs jerked. Look at me. You got your wish. I have learned how to love. And it’s a terrible thing. I’m broken. My heart is broken. Help me. The old woman turned and hobbled away. Come back, thought Edward. Fix me”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart...”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“But answer me this: how can a story end happily if there is no love?”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“You are down there alone, the stars seemed to say to him. And we are up here, in our constellations, together.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane



“But let's not speak of what might have been. Let us speak instead of what is. You are whole.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Never in his life had Edward been cradled like a baby. Abilene had not done it. Nor had Nellie. And most certainly, Bull had not. It was a singular sensation to be held so gently and yet so fiercely, to be stared down at with so much love. Edward felt the whole of his china body flood with warmth. (page 128)”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Edward thought about everything that had happened to him in his short life. What kind of adventures would you have if you were in the world for a century? The old doll said, “I wonder who will come for me this time. Someone will come. Someone always comes. Who will it be?” “I don’t care if anyone comes for me,” said Edward. “But that’s dreadful,” said the old doll. “There’s no point in going on if you feel that way. No point at all. You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.” “I am done with being loved,” Edward told her. “I’m done with loving. It’s too painful.” “Pish,” said the old doll. “Where is your courage?” “Somewhere else, I guess,” said Edward. “You disappoint me,” she said. “You disappoint me greatly. If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless. You might as well leap from this shelf right now and let yourself shatter into a million pieces. Get it over with. Get it all over with now.” “I would leap if I was able,” said Edward. “Shall I push you?” said the old doll”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“They were always on the move.But in truth said bull we are all going nowhere”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“It was a singular sensation to be held so gently and yet so fiercely, to be stared down at with so much love.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane



“SEASONS PASSED, FALL AND WINTER and spring and summer. Leaves blew in through the open door of Lucius Clarke’s shop, and rain, and the green outrageous hopeful light of spring. People came and went, grandmothers and doll collectors and little girls with their mothers. Edward Tulane waited. The seasons turned into years. Edward Tulane waited. He repeated the old doll’s words over and over until they wore a smooth groove of hope in his brain: Someone will come; someone will come for you.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“During the night, while Bull and Lucy slept, Edward, with ever-open eyes, stared up at the constellations. He said their names, and then he said the names of the people who loved him. He started with Abilene, and then went on to Nellie and Lawrence and from there to Bull and Lucy, and then he ended again with Abilene: Abilene, Nellie, Lawrence, Bull, Lucy, Abilene.
See? Edward told Pellegrina. I am not like the princess. I know about love.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“I have been loved said Edward to the stars”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“My heart, thought Edward, my heart is broken.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Love!' said the princess. She stamped her foot. 'Why must everyone always speak of love?”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane



“I have learned how to love. And it's a terrible thing. I'm broken. My heart is broken. Help me.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“There’s no point in going on if you feel that way. No point at all. You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.” “I am done with being loved,” Edward told her. “I’m done with loving. It’s too painful.” “Pish,” said the old doll. “Where is your courage?” “Somewhere else, I guess,” said Edward. “You disappoint me,” she said. “You disappoint me greatly. If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless. You might as well leap from this shelf right now and let yourself shatter into a million pieces. Get it over with. Get it all over with now.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Normally, Edward would have found intrusive, clingy behavior of this sort very annoying, but there was something about Sarah Ruth. He wanted to take care of her. He wanted to protect her. He wanted to do more for her. (page 135)”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“I bet you didn’t think I’d come back. But here I am. I come to save you.” Too late, thought Edward as Bryce climbed the pole and worked at the wires that were tied around his wrists. I am nothing but a hollow rabbit. Too late, thought Edward as Bryce pulled the nails out of his ears. I am only a doll made of china. But when the last nail was out and he fell forward into Bryce’s arms, the rabbit felt a rush of relief, and the feeling of relief was followed by one of joy. Perhaps, he thought, it is not too late, after all, for me to be saved.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Edward knew what it was like to say over and over again the names of those you had left behind. He knew what it was like to miss someone. And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane



“But in truth,' said Bull, 'we are going nowhere. That my friend, is the irony of our constant movement.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Go ahead, Marlene, thought Edward. Push me around. Do with me as you will. What does it matter? I am broken. Broken.”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“And Edward was surprised to discover that he was listening. Before, when Abilene had talked to him, everything had seemed so boring, so pointless. But now, the stories Nellie told struck him as the most important thing in the world and he listened as if his life depended on what she said." (page 69)”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


“Dan selama perjalanannya itu, ia jadi tahu- bahwa hati yang paling rapuh sekalipun dapat belajar menyayangi, kehilangan, dan menyanyangi lagi”
― Kate DiCamillo, quote from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


About the author

Kate DiCamillo
Born place: in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
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